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Talladega demolition derby

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Talladega demolition derby

Carnage is expected when the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series visits Talladega Superspeedway, but usually not as much as we saw on Sunday. From the drop of the green flag to the end of the race, the drivers ran every lap like it was the last. The fans in the stands we’re treated to quite […]

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Martin Truex Jr. victorious in Charlotte

| October 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
Martin Truex Jr. victorious in Charlotte

To put it simply, Martin Truex Jr. has been on rails this season. Heading into this weekend, the Mayetta, NJ native had accumulated five wins and led over 1,800 laps. The Furniture Row Racing team has seemed invincible, bringing un-paralled speed to each track on the circuit. But for a majority of the weekend at Charlotte […]

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Denny Hamlin captures pole on a treacherous day at Charlotte

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Denny Hamlin captures pole on a treacherous day at Charlotte

Bank of America 500 race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway kicked off to a hazardous start on Friday. In efforts to help improve the on-track action at the facility, Charlotte Motor Speedway put down a special sticky substance in the turns to try and help widen out the groove. The substance, most commonly called PJ1, […]

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NASCAR College Party

| October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
NASCAR College Party

Stuck wondering what you should do during this upcoming Fall Break weekend? Do you need some thrill in your life? Are you looking for something exciting to do with your friends without breaking the bank? Well then get ready, because Charlotte Motor Speedway has a deal for you. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is set […]

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Charlotte’s win streak ends at 6

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Charlotte’s win streak ends at 6

After winning six games in a row, the Charlotte women’s soccer team’s win streak came to an end Friday night, losing at UTEP 1-0. With this loss, Charlotte falls to a 2-3 record on the road. In a windy atmosphere, the Charlotte women’s soccer team (7-4, 2-1 C-USA) lost their first game in conference play to the UTEP […]

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Denny Hamlin salvages Darlington win

| September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Denny Hamlin salvages Darlington win

With just over 50 laps to go in Sunday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500, Denny Hamlin had seemingly thrown away his chances at victory. Hamlin, playing a risky strategy game, stayed out on the race track longer than the rest of the front-runners in order to ensure that he would have enough fuel to finish the […]

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NASCAR community helping Harvey relief

| September 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
NASCAR community helping Harvey relief

While Texas continues to re-group after one of the largest natural disasters in the country’s recent history, the NASCAR community has decided to step in and help. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 26th, and has since flooded and ruined the lives’ of many in and around the Houston, TX area. Ahead of one NASCAR’s […]

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Ryan Blaney moves to Team Penske

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Ryan Blaney moves to Team Penske

On Wednesday morning, Team Penske announced that it will be adding a third car to it’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series fleet, and Ryan Blaney will be behind the wheel. The High Point, NC native has spent the last few years on loan racing for Wood Brothers Racing, a team that shares a technical alliance […]

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NASCAR’s ‘silliest’ Silly Season is brewing

| July 11, 2017 | 3 Comments
NASCAR’s ‘silliest’ Silly Season is brewing

Got your mind cleared? If not, try your best to do so. You are going to need to be fully focused to be able to keep track of all the rumors racing around NASCAR right now. With eighteen races down and eight remaining in the regular season, many would think people would be talking about […]

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It’s time to move the All-Star race

| May 20, 2017 | 1 Comment
It’s time to move the All-Star race

NASCAR has thrown everything but the kitchen sink at their All-Star event in recent years. From ever-changing formats and elimination processes, to adding money incentives and field sizes; the sport has never shied away from trying new ideas. But there’s one change they continue to avoid; moving it. Since the inaugural All-Star event in 1985, […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. retiring from NASCAR

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Dale Earnhardt Jr. retiring from NASCAR

Hendrick Motorsports sent out an official release on Tuesday morning announcing the retirement of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the end of the 2017 season. The Kannapolis, NC native sat out a majority of the 2016 season after suffering from concussion symptoms nearly halfway through the season. Earnhardt Jr. made […]

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Charlotte Motor Speedway enhancing road course layout

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Charlotte Motor Speedway enhancing road course layout

Construction crews are hard at work at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the “roval” course that is rumored to be used for NASCAR races in the future. The road course layout is a mixture of both the well-known 1.5-mile oval and infield track. The course starts off at the track’s start/finish line, followed closely by a […]

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Charlotte’s All-Star Race gets new format

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Charlotte’s All-Star Race gets new format

Change is nothing new in the NASCAR landscape, especially if you are considering the annual All-Star race. Every year the sanctioning body, incongruence with the racetrack, have been able to muster up a rash of ever-changing format ideas in order to try to enhance the drama and intensity of one of NASCAR’s most exciting nights. […]

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Training for their future

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Training for their future

Athletes constantly need the attention of a trainer in order to remain healthy and competitive. Cue students such as Aldo Rodriguez and Allie Smith. Rodriguez and Smith are a part of the athletic training program at Charlotte and for the past two years they have been assigned to a different team or school each semester. […]

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